Mike Klonsky, in the Huffington Post
Those who have followed the work of our Small Schools Workshop over the past 19 years, know that we are not “anti-charter.” Many charters emerged from the early small schools movement that we helped create.
But today that early charter “movement” has been derailed, captured by the worst, anti-public school politicians and profiteers. Helped by a decade of No Child Left Behind (now called Race To The Top) politics and policies, under both parties at the federal level, charter operators and their lobbying groups have dis-empowered teachers and turned charters into a self-interested, anti-public school, anti-union entrepreneurial venture. Go to the original…
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